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Sagely Advice / Re: Ideas for a pirate kingdom
« Last post by MysticMoon on April 12, 2014, 06:43:16 PM »
I'd be interested to know more about the sea god and why the pirates are his chosen. Is he himself considered a criminal amongst the other gods? Is there some lore which puts his needs and interests in line with those of the pirates? Does he only look over a small portion of the sea (with the island at its center) which limits the range of the pirates? What has he done to prove to the pirates that they can trust him to elevate them (and what does that mean, exactly)? Does he take some perverse pleasure in murder and theft occurring in his waters? Do the pirates sacrifice victims (and possibly small amounts of loot?) to this god by throwing them into the sea?
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Sagely Advice / Re: Ideas for a pirate kingdom
« Last post by axlerowes on April 12, 2014, 05:42:23 PM »
How far into fantasy do you want to go with this?  Can these pirates work with their sea god to hide fully manned ships underwater?  Does the weather or the tides always favor the pirates?

If we go for more verisimilitude here are some questions to consider.

How much of the islands economy does pirating make up.  It is clear that the island lords profit from piracy, but how does the food get on the forks?  Do they farm on the island? Is all the food imported or captured?

How do they move their pirated goods? Are they in bed with various merchants or do the pirate's lord loyalities favor certain nations or ethnicities?  Say do they mostly steal from the Spanish and primarily sell to the Dutch.

How long has this island been around?

What is the islands history?

There are lot of things you could play up, but from what you wrote I feel like you want to focus on the sea god relationship. Maybe should focus your write up on the sea god and his followers.  Then you can just mention that they indulge in piracy.
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Let us just have a take out and talk again in a while.

No one is out yet.

We will all have a chat in a couple of weeks, and you can then safely exit the game without me getting mad at you.

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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by MysticMoon on April 12, 2014, 12:14:25 PM »
Who?
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Sagely Advice / Ideas for a pirate kingdom
« Last post by Maggot on April 12, 2014, 11:38:24 AM »
I've currently got the vague outline of an idea for a pirate kingdom in my head, but it might need some additional input from my fellow Strolenites before  I might be able to flesh it out.  There's basically this kingdom of pirates which inhabits this remote island. They sally out to prey on shipping before retreating to their island fortress.  Most of the pirates are former criminals who have escaped justice in their lands and have accordingly  fled to the island for sanctuary. Now, what distinguishes them from other pirates  is that they worship a  sea deity that regards them as its chosen elect and which promises to someday elevate them. Would this work better as a location or as a society? Also, I'm thinking of having it ruled by pirate overlords who also simultaneously serve as religious leaders. Do  any of you have suggestions that might help to add more details and verisimilitude to this sub? As always, much appreciated. Thanks. 
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by axlerowes on April 12, 2014, 10:28:22 AM »
terminate
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by valadaar on April 12, 2014, 10:05:40 AM »
Axe
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by axlerowes on April 12, 2014, 09:20:41 AM »
mussolini
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by Kassy on April 12, 2014, 08:43:28 AM »
Italia
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by Chaosmark on April 12, 2014, 08:38:03 AM »
Fibonacci
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